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The Code of Ethics

NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice plus related resources and training.

NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

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The Code of Ethics

View the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® Effective January 1, 2020.

Download: PDF: 797 KB or DOC: 31 KB | Color Poster (PDF: 97 KB) | Translations | Audio Clips

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For Members:

Code of Ethics Training
Fulfill your Code of Ethics training requirement with free courses for new and existing members, as well as a paid CE option.

Pathways to Professionalism
Issues of courtesy and etiquette are also important factors when it comes to NAR's Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice.

For Associations:

Training Toolkit for AEs
These resources will help association executives administer and implement the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training requirement.

From REALTOR® Magazine:

The Code That Grows
Global business and state laws are among the issues that our evolving Code of Ethics addresses.

More on Ethics at REALTOR® Magazine

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Articles on Code of Ethics topics are available at REALTOR® Magazine.

Additional Resources:

Duty to Adopt and Enforce the Code of Ethics

Specific articles and sections of NAR's Bylaws support the Leadership Team's recommendation that the Association should take an aggressive role in ensuring that state associations meet their obligation to enforce the Code of Ethics.

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Code of Ethics Products in the REALTOR® Store

Save 10% when you order the 2020 Code of Ethics product bundle which includes Code of Ethics pamphlets, the Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual, Handbook on Multiple Listing policy, and more.

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